Hospitality Inn Port Hedland
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Well we arrived in Port Hedland on time. Eventually we made across to the hotel we were booked into. It was Friday night, and not many people around. Seems all the fifo's had flown home!
We received a call on Monday to say that our furniture had arrived.
I started work on Monday, so Cheryl got the job of unpacking. She was so lucky!
Port Hedland Port Hedland was about 450km from Tom Price and is just a stopover on the way to Broome. Accommodation was hard to find and backpackers were unavailable. I managed to get a motel on the foreshore at the Port, for an excessive $165 per room. It's nothing special, but comfortable and has air conditioning! Everything is overpriced here! …
... afternoon to a town completely devoted to mining. The caravan park was no oasis. The powered site was $72 for the night. We were only using it as a stopover (thank goodness) but it was undoubtedly the worse detention centre sorry I mean caravan park we have stayed in. It exists primarily as an accommodation place for miners working in the numerous mine sites in the district. Fluorescent green shirts dominate the fashion landscape ...
... caravan parks all have little cabins and rooms for rent at around $250/night for a bed and air con - some don't even have ensuites.
Makes you wonder how much money the mining industry is making when they can afford to accommodate workers at such ridiculous rates. I also found myself wondering how anyone who doesn't work in mining can afford to live in these towns.
... Hedland in 1965 and it is now one of the largest ports in the world in tonnage terms with over 158 million tonnes of product being exported each year. We thought that the length of trains we saw in Port Augusta were big, but they were babies compared with the length of trains and number of trucks that leave Port Hedland. The world railing record was set here in 2001 with a train carrying iron ore from BHP Billiton. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHospitality Inn Port Hedland
Staff and Meals, and accommodation very good. The Motel is very clean and tidy, and the staff were very helpful.
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